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  • Rack & Gorge

  • River and Rainforest

  • Queenstown Explorer

The Experiences

Queenstown-Dubbil Barril-Queenstown

A half-day steam train journey departing Queenstown Station and travelling the steep grades of the rack and pinion that the West Coast Wilderness Railway is renowned for. The King River Gorge and old growth rainforest complete the experience. Sit back in comfort as your guide brings stories of the railway and its resilient people to life. Discover how the feud of the Irishmen helped shape the wild West Coast.

Winter timetable – 1 June-31 August 2016
Our winter timetable offers mid-morning departures on the Rack and Gorge journey departing Queenstown at 10am on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, in Wilderness Carriage only. Enjoy a glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine, home-baked morning tea, light lunch and continuous tea and coffee.

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Disclaimer:
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

Strahan–Dubbil Barril–Strahan
Enjoy a relaxing steam train journey that departs from the original harbourside Regatta Point Station in Strahan. Take in the fabulous harbour views as the train follows the foreshore and then the river as you journey deep into the rainforest. Marvel at the engineering feats as the train crosses the many bridges, including the formidable iron bridge, one of the two major river crossings on the line.

Winter timetable – 1 June-31 August 2016
Our winter timetable offers mid-morning departures on the River and Rainforest journey departing Strahan at 10am on  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, in Wilderness Carriage only. Enjoy a glass of sparkling Tasmanian wine, home-baked morning tea, light lunch and continuous tea and coffee.

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Disclaimer:
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

Strahan–Queenstown–Strahan

A full-day return steam train journey that includes the King River Gorge, the “rack” section of the railway track, magnificent rainforest and all stations along the way. The train stops in Queenstown for one hour allowing passengers to explore the historic mining town and discover the region’s rich history with a guided or self-guided tour. With so much to discover you will return to Strahan having experienced this remarkable railway and its triumph over adversity.

Winter timetable – 1 June-31 August 2016
The Queenstown Explorer journey does not operate in Winter. It will be back in our Spring timetable, commencing September, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

TimetableBookings

Disclaimer:
On the rare occasions that our steam locomotives are not operable, heritage diesel locomotives will be used instead.

1 June 2016 - 31 August 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10.00am - 2.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
10.00am - 2.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest River and Rainforest

1 September 2016 - 24 December 2016

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9.00am - 1.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
1.00pm - 5.00pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest River and Rainforest
8.30am - 5.30pm Queenstown Explorer Queenstown Explorer

1 May - 31 May 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8.30am-5.30pm Queenstown Explorer
9.00am-1.00pm Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge Rack and Gorge
2.15pm-6.15pm River and Rainforest River and Rainforest River and Rainforest

History That Moves You

The Journey

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View Larger Map Hobart to Queenstown – 3.5/4 hours

View Larger Map Launceston Queenstown – 3.5/4 hours

View Larger Map Devonport to Queenstown – 2 hours

View Larger Map Cradle Mountain to Queenstown – 1.5 hours

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